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Poster: cashel Date: Jan 16, 2004 9:05am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: question

The first great documentary movie,Nanook of the north,was first shown in 1920. I feel confident that is in the Public Domain, and if so could be available for open source movies in the internet archive ( I would prefer it in mg4 or divx for small size downloading )No doubt that any one who could achieve this , would be adding cultural heritage

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Jan 16, 2004 10:57am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: question

I think uploading to the IA all public domain movies that have made it to DVD would be an interesting project. Stock house websites have decent lists of films that are in the public domain, that provides a good starting place. Maybe we can enlist some college students, with their fat bandwidth and large libraries, once the MPAA has scared them from ripping DVD's that are under copyright :)

It is easier said then done, though. Finding out exactly what is public domain and then finding it can be tricky. For instance, I looked at Amazon, the only DVD release of Nanook of the North is not public domain as it was remastered and rescored.

You might want to take a look at Reefer Madness which I uploaded here from DVD. I uploaded the full resolution version and the IA's servers converted it to smaller formats. The Hemp For Victory one has a smaller format available now as well.

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Poster: cashel Date: Jan 16, 2004 1:21pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: question

THANK YOU .It certainly is a complicated subject.. re REEFER madness,a friend gave me a copy last year.Gasnier, the director was also responsible for the Perils of Pauline series in 1913, which I consider to be very entertaining. Watching Reefer, I thought that I detected many traces of his early film technique

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Poster: -FP- Date: Jan 16, 2004 1:17pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: question

You mean the 2-gig REEFER posted here isn't the full-res DVD MPEG2?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Jan 16, 2004 1:51pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: question

No sorry, I meant it makes a lower quality version available in addition to the DVD quality version.

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